OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Warren County


John B. Cameron


John Barry Cameron, born on July 29, 1934, passed away on June 17, 2016.

A native of Chicago with predominant upbringing in Indianapolis, John had been a resident of Chesapeake and Front Royal, since moving from his beloved San Diego home in June 2012.

John served 29 years in the Navy, starting as a Commissary man at the age of 17, entering the Navy on Jan. 6, 1953, and retiring as a Navy Mustang CW4 on Aug. 1, 1982. He is a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

John has always been an active member of the Kearney Mesa VFW in San Diego and fully supported the VFW, American Legion and Moose organizations.

He is survived by his son, U.S. Navy Retired Commander Dennis Cameron, a LDO Mustang with 36 years of naval service, and his wife Sung; his daughter Denise Peacott, a special education assistant at New Castle Elementary School and her husband David, also a retired LDO Mustang commander with 34 years of naval service; his daughter Debra Duckworth, a NFCU employee and her husband Ken, a U.S. Army veteran of Front Royal; and his daughter Doris Buzzell an administrative assistant at Orange County High School and her husband Joe, a U.S. Navy veteran. John has 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

John will always be remembered as a patriot who would give the shirt off his back to help others and, of course, a die-hard San Diego Charger fan.



Theresa F. Dispenzirie


Theresa (Fuscaldo) Dispenzirie, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Lynn Care Center at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal after a long illness.

Theresa was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a longtime resident of Laurel, Md., before ultimately settling in Luray, Va., in 2004.

Theresa is survived by her children, Peter Dispenzirie (Frances) of North Bethesda, Md., Gina Dispenzirie of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ann Marie Campbell (Jerry) of Luray, Va.; two grandchildren, Raymond Campbell and Luisa Dispenzirie; and one brother, John Fuscaldo (Angel). She was preceded in death by her parents, Antoinette and Pasquale A. Fuscaldo Sr.; and her brother, Pasquale A. Fuscaldo Jr.
Theresa volunteered with the Page Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Luray Garden Club and the Red Hat Society.

A Mass of Catholic burial was held Tuesday, June 28, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Luray, followed by interment at Mount Zion Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Luray.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 266, Luray, Va. 22835; or to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Rd., NE, Washington, D.C., 20017 Attn.: Director of Development or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Arrangements were handled by the Bradley Funeral Home, Luray.



Walter W. Grimsley


Walter Wayne Grimsley, 69, of Culpeper, died on June 24, 2016, in Charlottesville.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Maddox Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Steve Guizar assisted by Randy Sheads. Burial followed in Flint Hill Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service.

Mr. Grimsley was born June 12, 1947, in Front Royal, son of the late George T. Grimsley and Ada Mae Pullen Grimsley. He was a graduate of Rappahannock High School and attended Lord Fairfax Community College. Mr. Grimsley worked for the Embassy Dairy in Culpeper for 15 years and retired. He had recently resigned as a newspaper carrier with the Culpeper Star-Exponent with more than 20 years of dedicated service.

He is survived by his wife, Dale Grimsley of Rixeyville; son Andy Grimsley and his daughters Brooklyn and Kailyn and Andyís fiancÈe Shelly Woodward and her daughters Chelsey and Kelsey, all of Culpeper; brother Ashby T. Grimsley and companion Betty Rowzie of Front Royal; sister Joyce James and husband David of Flint Hill; former daughter-in-law Tracy Lynn Woodward. He was preceded in death by his brother Russell Grimsley.

Pallbearers were Craig Settle, Benjamin Woodward, Wally Sheads, Charles Pullen, Arthur Pullen,Jr. and Dale Welch. Honorary pallbearers wee Bill Welch, Travis Bowers and Andrew Settle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grimsley Family, P.O. Box 241, Rixeyville, VA 22737, with checks payable to Maddox Funeral Home Inc.



Ronald D. Hawkins


Ronald Davidson Hawkins, 69, of Strasburg, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Washington Masonic Cemetery.

He was born on March 25, 1947, in Front Royal, to the late Milton Mortimore Hawkins Jr. and Dorothy Burke Hawkins of Washington, Va.

Ronny was a graduate of Rappahannock High School.

He worked for the CIA in Washington, D.C., and served 23 months in Vietnam while in the U.S. Army.

After the war, he served as a sheriff's deputy with Warren and Rappahannock counties. Ronny's life was dedicated to police, fire and rescue work. He also worked for Prince William County School System Security for many years.

Surviving along with his mother are his son, Ronald Davidson Hawkins II of Essex; and a grandson, Matthew.

He was preceded in death by his brother Stewart Willis Hawkins.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.



Catherine B. Laudermilk


On May 12, 2016 Catherine Bernadette (Sancomb) Laudermilk passed away in her sleep while on her annual trip to visit her brother in Indiana.

She was born Dec. 23, 1952 to George H. and Catherine L. Sancomb.

She grew up in Seneca, Md. and later resided in Strasburg, Va. She was a graduate of Gaithersburg HS in Md.

Cathy worked many jobs in her short life, many years with EU Services in Maryland and lastly at the Strasburg Moose Lodge.

It was always a joy to have her visit and will be when we see her again in the presence of our Lord.

She was a very giving person and would help anyone in need. Her love for animals lasted a lifetime. She was always a free spirit.

Cathy was predeceased by her loving husband, Jeffrey Laudermilk.

Survivors include her sister, Donna M. Rowlette of Front Royal; brothers, Donald H. Meyers of Indianapolis, Ind. and George H. Watson (Kathy) of Frederick, Md.; aunts, Lillian Connell of Poolesville, Md. and Dorothy Connell of W.Va.; longtime companion, Joe Bernot of Strasburg; nieces, nephews, and cousins; and beloved pets, Edgar and Poindexter.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, June 25, at Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Darnestown, Md. 20878.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local HSUS or ASUS in Cathy's name. She did request that donations be made in the form of food so the animals would be sure to benefit from the entire donation. Thank you from her.



Juanita J. Mathews


Juanita Jones Mathews, 96, of Front Royal, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Lynn Care Center at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Prospect Hill Cemetery with Sammy Campbell officiating.

Mrs. Mathews was born July 5, 1919, in Limeton, at Spangler Hall to the late Grover Cleveland Jones and Petronella Rudacille Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Heaton Mathews Jr.

She worked as a clerk for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and retired in the early 1980s. She also enjoyed golf, card games and puzzles and traveled extensively.

Survivors include her son Jerry Heaton Mathews of Charlottesville; daughter Sherrill Mathews Courtney of State Line, Pa.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St.



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